Chamber Express - May 2024 Edition

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Shrimp Fest + The Daily News Press Run to be held Saturday, May 18

Tasty Cajun boiled shrimp, jambalaya, corn and potatoes, icy cold drinks and the exciting sounds of live music all will be plentiful at the Texas CityLa Marque Chamber’s annual community-wide Shrimp Fest! Kick off your summer with this can’t-miss event!


The Shrimp Fest will start at noon on Saturday, May 18, at Showboat Pavilion on Downtown 6th Street in Texas City.

Young, old and every age in between agrees, the Chamber’s Shrimp Fest offers the whole community a night to relax and visit with friends, neighbors and colleagues. This Shrimp Fest is a favorite tradition that has been held for more than 50 years in Texas City, and it draws a huge crowd.

Entertainment for the day will begin at noon with Tejano Uptown Mixx Band and then continue with a zydeco

and end with a country band to finish the day.

Visit the Shrimp Fest market that will be featuring top-end vendors and food trucks. (If interested in being a vendor, contact the Chamber to get an inquiry form). And, back by popular demand, The Kids’ Zone will feature bounce houses and other activities.

Advance Shrimp Fest meal tickets are $30 ($35 on event day) and can be purchased at the Chamber office or online at

The ticket price includes a one-pound shrimp dinner, jambalaya, corn and potatoes, two beers or soft drinks. The zesty Cajun boiled shrimp and jambalaya is catered by Bergeron Crawfish Catering.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at the Shrimp Boil,” Stefanie Aldrich, Chamber Vice President, said. “Bring an appetite, an ear for good music, some dancing shoes and be ready to have a good time!”


Enjoy the addition of The Daily News Press Run. The event starts with a scenic route along historic Bay Street, Texas City Dike and ends at Showboat Pavilion, where runners from all over the county will participate in either a 5k or 10k walk or run. The Daily

News Press Run supports the Newspapers in Education program as part of this long-standing family event. All participating runners will receive a $10 coupon to purchase their Shrimp Fest meal.


For more information about

the 2024 Shrimp Fest + Press Run, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase $30 meal tickets in advance, contact the Texas City-La Marque Chamber at 409-935-1408 or angela@ Tickets for the Shrimp Fest will be sold at the event for $35 per person.

MAY 2024 The official publication of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce


Join leading local businesses as they display a wide range of products and services available to people in the greater Texas CityLa Marque community. The Business Showcase will be hosted by the Texas City-La Marque Chamber and Presenting Sponsor City of Texas City on from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Mainland City Centre in Texas City. This event also will include a Taste of the Town zone, with food and drink samples provided by local restaurants and caterers. You’ll be able to try foods from all the eateries at Mainland City Centre and others from throughout the area. Attendees will enjoy free admission to the Business Showcase. You can visit and explore all the displays, meet the people behind the businesses and learn more about life on the mainland. Discover professional services, personal care providers, home furnishings, real estate, fashion, finance and more. Mark your calendar now and plan to be there. Stop on your way home after work, and plan to stay extra-long to experience everything!


Stay for a night filled with gaming,

prizes and more! Try your luck at the Texas hold ‘em or blackjack table, roll the dice at the craps table or spin the wheel at the roulette table! Also, during this time enjoy the “Bar Wars” segment that will showcase local bars from the community while they face off to see who has the best cocktails in town.


Exhibitor spaces are offered to Chamber members only on a first-come first-served basis. Spaces are $350 and $250 for restaurants/caterers. This event is expected to sell out. If interested, contact the Chamber to confirm a space right away.

Chamber members who are interested in registering for an exhibit space, email Angela Bernard at angela@TCLM


Some amazing sponsorship opportunities also are available. Gain valuable publicity for your business, receive an exhibitor space and be included in print and online promotions.

For more information about the Business Showcase + Casino Night, visit

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The Young Professionals Network group hosted a Spring Party on April 9 at The Independence Village for all its residents. Everyone in attendance painted bird houses with the residents.

Thank you to Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery for sponsoring this amazing event! Thank you to The Daily News for providing newspapers to paint on. Also, a special thank you to all those who attended and volunteered.

The next Young Professionals Network meeting will be Tuesday, May 14, at the TCLM Chamber Conference room, where speaker Terry Pettijohn, of Mainland Toastmasters, talks about “Leadership in Communication.” Find full details online at under “Events.”

Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse 201 W. Bay Area Blvd. Webster, TX 77598 281-557-9999

Representative: Chels Soto Restaurants

Bauer Visual Graphics, Inc. 1600 Strawberry Road Pasadena, TX 77502 713-473-5241

Representative: Kaye DeLozier Signs, Banners, Decals, Flags, Exhibits, Engraving

CED Industrial 9311 Bay Area Blvd., Suite 200, Pasadena, TX 77507


Representative: Kristin Anderson Industrial

Extend A Helping Hand Foundation 10519 Golden Meadow Dr. Houston, TX 77064 713-377-0102

Representative: Ilasha James extendahelpin www.extendhelping Non-Profit Organization

Images of You 807 Texas Ave.

La Marque, TX 77568 832-427-2187

Representative: Lecia Hobbs Imagesofyou@my imagesofyou Beauty Shop & Spa

Kim’s Performing Arts Centre 14047 Delany Road La Marque, TX 77568 409-750-6749

Representative: Kimberly Hennigan kpacdanceandgym@ www.kpadanceand Performing Arts

Magnum Technical Services 1322 Space Park Drive, Suite B255 Houston, TX 77058 409-770-3753

Representative: Angela Forbes www.magnum Engineering

N Zone Sports 10013 Deussen Lane Texas City, TX 77591 832-352-3305

Representative: Savannah Romero slammmdllc@

Sports, Watersports, Kiteboarding

Residence Inn Galveston 4028 Ave. U Galveston, TX 77550 409-465-3191

Representative: Michelle Broussard hourg


Samson Fabrication and Construction 622 Commerce St., Suite 200 Clute, TX 7531 713-598-6860

Representative: Jeremy Wood info@samson www.samson

Construction, Engineering & Maintenance, Pipe Fabrication

Traveling With Cute Luggage 190 Gulf Fwy. S., Suite 2 #5018, League City, TX 77573 281-886-3421

Representative: Kelley Woods hello@travelingwith www.travelingwit Travel Agencies

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Leadership Mainland focused on entertainment and media at its April session. Group members started the day off at the chamber for breakfast before they loaded on to the bus to head to 93Q Radio Station in Houston where they had the chance to meet with several local radio stations.

After this, the group headed to the island to visit The Galveston County Daily News where they heard from the leadership team. Group members also went on a tour of The Daily News’ building, and they saw the press where the papers are printed.

The session included a stop at the City of Texas City Marketing Department and Podcast Facilities where they met with Jennifer Laird, communications coordinator, and received a tour of the facility.

Thank you to all who inspired and motivated the Leadership Mainland Class of 2024 at this exciting session. To learn more about this program, visit


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TBhe Women in Business networking group met April 25 at the Bay Area Go Red for Women Luncheon. The group had a wonderful time celebrating the American Heart Association — Texas’ 100th year in business!

At the event, everyone in attendance heard from the Go Red Co-Chairs, Dr. Diann Gaalema, PhD; Dr. El Haddad, MD; and Ivana V. Garza, MD from UTMB Health.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon brings awareness to heart diseases that

affect women and helps raise money for continuing research, education and community programs that benefit women.

The next Women in Business Luncheon will be Thursday, May 23 in the TCLM Chamber Conference Room. The theme will be “Beyond Boundaries: Women Redefining Leadership” with guest speaker Amy Reid, Director of the Galveston County Small Business Development Center.

Find more details online at www. under “Events.”

lue Lagoon Bar & Grill and LagoonFest Texas hosted the first Wake Up Wednesday of the year April 17 in the Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill’s ballroom at Lago Mar in Texas City. A great crowd of community members attended to network and have fun. Everyone participated in a rapid-fire round of networking

where they spoke on their businesses and any hot topics happening in the community.

The next Wake Up Wednesday will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, at a location to be determined. Look for updates on the next event at

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More than 70 exhibitors, eight sponsors and more than 600 people attended the Industrial Trade Show, presented by Valero Texas City Refinery on April 23 to make it a remarkable success! Everyone enjoyed visiting dozens of industrial businesses and making new valuable connections. Special thanks to the Break-out Session speakers: Merv Williams and Sacha Meaux, INEOS Acetys; Ron Wilson, Marathon Petroleum; Monica Davis,

Valero Texas City Refinery; Alexis Kopp and Jamie Louviere, Texas City ISD; Carla Thompson, Turner Industries; Jerrel Conerly, Region 6 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Jim Smith, Crain Caton & James; Kristin Edwards, City of Texas City EDC; and Alex Getty, La Marque EDC.

The State of Industry Business also was held April 23 in the Nessler Center’s Wings of Heritage Room with more than 200 guests in attendance.

The panel of speakers included: Anita Jones, Linde Inc.; Dave Leave, Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery; Cory Moss, Valero Texas City Refinery; Drew Smith, Air Products; Lisa Sanchez-Cashbaugh, Dow Chemical Company; Andy Venables, INEOS Acetyls. They spoke about facility updates and headwinds facing major industries.

Dan Seal, of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, was the moderator and asked the panel pressing questions

about facility updates and obstacles challenging the industries.

Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make both of these events successful! Thank you to all the amazing exhibitors who made the show possible. Thank you to Catering by Benno for providing lunch for the guests at the State of Industry Business Luncheon. And thank you to Luna’s Mexican Restaurant for breakfast and Grand Prize Barbeque for lunch at the Industrial Trade Show.

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Images of You 807 Texas Ave. La Marque, TX 77568 832-427-2187 Representative: Lecia Hobbs Beauty Shop & Spa Synergy Homecare of Texas City 2501 Palmer Hwy., Suite 205-B Texas City, TX 77590 346-229-5597 Representative: Christina Hernandez Medical


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8522 Teichman Road

Galveston, TX 77554


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Join The Daily News on its historical journey into Texas’ future, and know your business is in the hands of a trusted friend.

To subscribe, contact Yvonne Mascorro at yvonne. To put advertising and marketing tools to work for you, contact Michelle Robinson at

The Daily News is a dedicated supporter of the TCLM Chamber of Commerce. Kudos to this Business of the Month!

Learn more online at

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10 | Chamber Express | May 2024 Birdies & Badges Golf Tournament TCPD and United Way Galveston County Mainland Event Save The Date 05/02/2024 Texas City Bayou Golf Course Ted Dudley Drive, Texas City, Texas 77590 CITY OF TEXAS CITY PRESENTS BIRDIES & BADGES GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY TCPD TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024 – 11:30 AM FLIGHT TIME BAYOU GOLF COURSE PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT UNITED WAY GALVESTON COUNTY MAINLAND 12302 Hwy. 6, Santa Fe • 409-925-1021 Yvonne Chatelain Owner/Broker SERVING ALL OF THE MAINLAND For Personal Service Let the “SUNRISE TEAM” help you with all your Real Estate needs. We are the Real Estate Professionals for all Your Real Estate Needs Traditional Funeral Services • Cremation Specialists • Pre-Need Arrangements • Monuments • Headstones Celebrating 65 Years of Service 2425 SH 146 North • Texas City 409-945-4461 • Fax 409-945-8479 • Email: No. 4 In Texas No. 10 in U.S. Gulf Coast No. 15 in U.S. Nationwide PORT OF TEXAS CITY Texas City Terminal Railway Company Port Authority Mainland 409-935-2496 Metro 281-337-5634 Island 409-765-5883 TACLA 15714C
A big THANK YOU to these businesses for their long-standing support of the chamber and this community. Renewals from April 1 to April 30. Company Years Since Join Date A&A Machine & Fabrication, LLC. 60 Dunn Heat Exchangers Inc ................. 56 Great Western Valve, Inc. 49 Texas First Bank ...................................... 42 Karat Creations Jewelry ....................... 42 Oxbow Energy Solutions LLC ............ 39 D. Michael Bartholomew, P.C. ............ 35 Maxim Crane Works 34 E3 OMI LLC ............................................... 33 McRee Ford .............................................. 31 Crowder-Deats Flower Shop ............. 31 Galveston County Fair & Rodeo, Inc..... 29 Fast Signs - Clear Lake 26 Dr. Beverly G. Lewis, M.D. P.A. ........... 26 Taylor & Hill, Inc. 24 Matthews, Inc. ......................................... 24 La Marque Mini Storage ...................... 23 DBG Services, L.P. ................................... 23 Cheetah Transportation Systems Inc. ..23 Mills Shirley L.L.P. 22 Diamondback Works, LP ..................... 22 BWC Terminals ........................................ 17 Best Western - Texas City .................... 17 Super 8 Motel by Wyndham .............. 16 Sprint Waste Services, L.P. 15 W&C Enterprises, LLC ........................... 13 Robinette & Company Caterers 13 Communities In Schools - Bay Area ... 13 One Stop Tents & Events 12 ARKK Engineers, LLC ............................. 12 United Shutdown Safety 11 Ohmstede Industrial Service ............. 11 Wellnow Health Occupational/St. Elizabeth UCFP ..... 10 Concentric LLC.......................................... 9 La Marque Lions Club 8 Blazer Inspection, Inc. ............................ 7 Terracon Consultants, Inc. 6 Law Offices of Ned Barnett .................. 6 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 5 O-Zone Industrial Services LLC ........... 5 Senior Share Program of Galveston County Inc. ................................................. 4 Conco Services Corporation ................ 4 Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Houston 4 Gracious Hearts Home Care................. 3 Anchored Real Estate Team LLC 3 Timeout #5 Sports Bar ........................... 2 The Nutrition Hangout 2 Lokring Southwest .................................. 2 Hunton Services Industrial ................... 2 Easy Source Promos 1 Choice Health At Home......................... 1 Brick & Spoon Texas City 1 Bay RV Park ................................................ 1 Company Years Since Join Date


Ramiro Barba CHAIRMAN Port of Texas City

Lori Carnes Carnes Funeral Home

Lisa CashbaughSanchez Dow Chemical

Desoto Clark ROBCO Services

Chris DeVries

Standard Steel Supply

Ryan Doyle Texas First Bank

Lavelle Edmondson

Marathon Petroleum

Bill Etheridge Etheridge Realty

Alex Getty

La Marque EDC

Robert Grimsley

Exodus Consulting

David Grissom DBG Services

George Hill

Tolunay-Wong Engineers

Anita Jones TREASURER Linde Inc.

Brad Jones Mainland Tool

Stacey Malbrough VICE CHAIR AMOCO Federal Credit Union

Mandie McMillan Crowder VICE CHAIR RE/MAX Coastal

Frank Mistretta

Houston Hurricane & Security Products

Cory Moss CHAIR-ELECT Valero

Dr. Warren Nichols PAST CHAIRMAN

College of the Mainland

Aric Owens Frost Bank

Jason Pollard Grand Prize Barbeque

Stacy Putman INEOS Styrolution

Philip H. Roberts SECRETARY

Roberts, Johnson & Cain

Patrick Tarpey Hugh Patrick Construction

Becky TroutUnbehagen UTMB Health

Carla Voelkel Dickinson ISD

Andrew Warren Ashland

Adam Wheeless Gallant Industrial

Peter Wuenschel Communities in School

Chamber Staff

Tim Culp, President/CEO

Stefanie Aldrich, Vice President

Marielle Mascorro, Director of Communications

Bianca Jenson, Director of Member Services

Angela Bernard, Director of Events & Operations

Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce 9702 E.F. Lowry Expressway Texas City, TX 77590 409-935-1408

Chamber Mission

To serve members and foster economic and community development.

Chamber Vision

To be recognized as a vital resource, providing relevant, innovative and impactful programming that produces a healthy business climate and an enhanced quality of life.

Chamber Express Newsletter

The publication of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce is published monthly (second Sunday of the month). Some content and photos provided as a courtesy by The Galveston County Daily News.

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